The orbital configuration for carbon is 1s2 2s2 2p2. It has four valence electrons. Carbon exists in nature as graphite and diamonds, but it often combines with other elements, such as hydrogen and oxygen, in forming com... More »

The orbital notation or electron configuration for potassium is 1s2 2s2 2p6 3s2 3p6 4s1 or 2, 8, 8 and 1 electrons per shell. The atomic number of potassium is 19, and thus it has 19 electrons and 19 protons. More »

The orbital notation for the element beryllium is 1s(2), 2s(2), where the parentheses represent superscript. Orbital notation is a way of representing the electron configuration of an element. In terms of configuration, ... More »

Write the orbital notation for any element by using the information on the periodic table to determine the number of electrons in each orbital. Orbitals are represented by the letters s, p, d and f. More »

The electron configuration of an atom refers to the manner in which its electrons are arranged in the atom's orbital shells and sublevels, or subshells. The orbital configuration of an atom's electrons is a primary facto... More »

Nickel has eight electrons in the 3d orbital and two electrons in the 4s orbital, which means nickel has 10 total valence electrons. The reason it has 10 is because nickel is a transition metal, so the d and s electrons ... More »

The lowest energy level that can have an f orbital is the fourth energy level. It is large enough to accommodate the 14 f orbital electrons in addition to the s, p and d orbital electrons. More »